The Duke of Earl

For over 60 years, Gene Chandler lived his passion for music by successfully performing as “The Duke of Earl”. After reaching the Billboard Top 40 with nineteen songs in the 1960s, he was able to travel throughout the world.

Upon his travels in Europe, he became enamored with the incredible fine wines that were available. Now, more than 50 years later, he has reignited his love of European wines by creating his brand of vintages wines that bring the unparalleled taste to Americans.

Gene, together with his daughter and COO, Tyra Dixon, are here to offer you “an eccentric taste of goodness”.

A Sip of Satisfaction

Each Duke of Earl bottle is filled with smooth, sophisticated European vintage wines originating from France and Italy.

We have travelled across Europe to discover and connect with the best winemakers the continent has to offer. Our passionate team expertly selects each style to deliver a “sip of satisfaction” with every glass you pour.

A Variety of Vintage European Wines

We bring the impeccable taste of finely aged French and Italian grapes right to your home with several different selections. Each wine that we offer is based on a combination of the Duke’s personal preference and the assistance of wine experts, providing something that everybody can enjoy.

With everything from the Duke’s favorite Merlot to Chardonnay, with an upcoming line of Duchess of Earl sparkling wine, we have a range of products that are perfect for any wine lover.

Pinot Noir



Cabernet Sauvignon

Buy Your Bottles Now

We provide direct-to-consumer sales of all of our Duke of Earl Wines through our distributor.
Whether you are looking for a few bottles to relax with at home or cases for next event, you can always count on a our wines to be as smooth as the Duke of Earl’s voice.

Visit our online store now to view our ever-growing selection and buy today!

Pick Up A Bottle

After a hard day’s work, there is no greater satisfaction than holding a glass of fine wine to de-stress. It is the beverage of choice for consumers with great tastes. Allow our patrons to add your store to our growing list of sellers. You’ll be the toast of the town!

Wine & Dine

To master the moment, select a bottle of Duke of Earl Wine. While dining at one of the restaurants below, chose a glass of our finest flow to complement your meal.

I’ll See You There

From wine tastings to product launches, visit this webpage for the latest events featuring Duke of Earl Wine. Sign up for our Duke of Earl Event eBlast and keep your schedule filled with interesting and exciting venues.

Extra Extra… Read All About It

Stay abreast of Duke of Earl Wine developments through our published press releases and media coverage. We’ll share links of televised events, newspaper articles and magazine features. Bookmark this webpage to stay in the know!

Gene Chandler – Founder, Duke of Earl Wines

To live life to its fullest, one must embrace their dreams. With that thought in mind, I’ve decided to follow a passion that I’ve had for many years. After a decade of research and commitments from my family, I have determined that I will share my love of wine with the world.

In September 2017, I launched Duke of Earl Wines, a sophisticated, smooth beverage from European vintage vines. These bottles, filled with the finest French and Italian grapes, will grace the tables of homes throughout the U.S. and abroad.

With a dedicated management group and veteran bottlers on our team, Duke of Earl Wines will be manufactured with the industry’s highest level of integrity. I invite you to take a “sip of satisfaction.” My passion will surely become your palate’s preference!

Share The Smoothness

The management team of Duke of Earl Wine has selected Midway Wholesalers to distribute their fine wine. To contact Midway Wholesalers, call (773) 874-8000 ext. 9 or sign on to

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Duke of Earl Enterprises, LLC
438 E. 75th St.
Chicago, IL 60643
(877) 588-DUKE or 3853